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Hosting an event in River North, Chicago
River North, located in the heart of Chicago, is an eclectic neighborhood characterized by its vibrant city vibe and rich cultural heritage, making it an ideal destination to host a corporate event. This dynamic neighborhood boasts a thriving arts scene, with numerous art galleries, museums, and theaters lining the streets. From the iconic Magnificent Mile to the stunning Chicago Riverwalk, River North also offers a plethora of iconic landmarks and breathtaking views.\n\nImmerse yourself in Chicago's culinary delights by dining at the world-class restaurants and trendy eateries that line the neighborhood's bustling streets. Explore the unique architecture that defines the city, with the famous Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower standing tall as testaments to Chicago's rich architectural history. After a productive day of meetings, unwind at one of the many trendy bars and nightclubs that River North has to offer, where you can experience the city's lively nightlife.\n\nWith its unbeatable city vibe, cultural attractions, and renowned landmarks, River North in Chicago provides an unforgettable setting for a corporate event that seamlessly blends business and pleasure.
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Chicago’s premier private club is a dynamic, award-winning, and design-forward space. Weaving Eastern and Western healing philosophies through an integrative process, offerings include concierge medicine, IV therapy, acupuncture & energy healing, mental health consultations, holistic apothecary, naturopathy & nutrition services, extensive fitness, yoga and studio offerings, chef-driven artisanal food and beverage, innovative therapeutic modalities, luxurious spa and beauty services, executive & life coaching, Ayurvedic programming, corporate leadership & team building workshops, and membership educational & social events in our grand gathering spaces.Read More
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On the first floor, The Pub is a nod to classic neighborhood bars. The handsome space features a long marble-topped bar accented with hardwood floors, unique light fixtures and an exposed brick wall.The Deco Room, located on the second floor, pays homage to a glamorous, turn-of-the- century Chicago and its spirited architecture with ornate chandeliers, custom ironwork, monogrammed glass walls, marble-topped bar and tables, and subtle touches of gold throughout.The fourth-floor Roof Garden offers a year-round escapist experience in the city. Once an outdoor area, the space has been enclosed and reimagined as a lush destination to enjoy candlelit nights under the stars. The rooftop has been appointed with glittering chandeliers and jewel-toned couches topped with tropical-patterned pillows complementing the English garden-inspired ambience and vine-covered brick walls.A variety of event menus are available, including passed appetizers, boards, hot and cold stations, and both plated and family-style dinners.Read More
Come experience the extraordinary. Your journey begins at 21c Chicago. 21c offers an elegant and immersive stay in vibrant River North. Unwind from the electric energy of downtown Chicago in luxe, light-filled suites and guest rooms, each with inspired design and the ultimate amenity: space to breathe.Bright and art-filled, 21c Chicago is the ideal backdrop for inspiring and productive meetings, with more than 10,000 square feet of unique exhibition space and event venues. Celebrate in an environment that simultaneously reflects global contemporary culture and Chicago’s unique perspective. 21c’s expansive and art-filled event spaces were made to inspire creative gatherings ranging from 10 to 300.Curiosity and conversation never fail to come together around art and over a meal. 21c’s unique venues are incredible backdrops for curated gatherings with custom menus from the nationally lauded team at Lure Fishbar.Read More
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We’re throwing it back to the roaring ’20s with our vintage, Prohibition Era-inspired design. Our sumptuous 18,000 square-foot restaurant, bar and live entertainment space hosts the largest selection of American whiskies in the world as well as carefully crafted cocktails. Our dining menu includes shareable bites, perfect pastas and beautifully creative desserts. While you dine and drink the night away, you can enjoy world-class entertainment with weekly music and titillating cabaret-style performances from Chicago’s finest.Read More
Nestled in River North, our new downtown Chicago hotel features stylish guestrooms for you to relax in, free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool, and modern event spaces. Our hotel also provides direct access to theMART via a sky bridge. From Millennium Park and the Magnificent Mile to some of Chicago's best restaurants in the West Loop and Fulton Market, voco™ Downtown Chicago is just minutes away from the Windy City's iconic sites. Explore the Art Institute of Chicago. Catch up with friends and enjoy a musical at the Chicago Theatre District or venture to the Willis Tower observatory to watch the sunset. Our hotel is steps from the Riverwalk and is also close to the University of Illinois-Chicago. Whether you're in town for business or leisure, our team will make you feel right at home.Read More
No Vacancy, a new dive bar concept in the Wells St. corridor of River North, has officially opened its doors.Located at 509 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654, No Vacancy is the brainchild of industry veterans Keegan Moon (former Operating Partner of Chicago’s Dine|Amic Hospitality and former Chief Operating Officer for Scottsdale, AZ-based Evening Entertainment Group) and Ivan McCullagh (formerly of Gibson’s Restaurant Group and Smith & Wollensky).The intimate 64-seat space boasts a custom bar, sleek décor and an array of seating arrangements – all in a black and silver motif. Patterned wallpaper is juxtaposed against exposed brick and, overhead, large Edison bulb chandeliers hang from a textured, pressed tin ceiling.While the bar has a decidedly modern vibe, at its core, the No Vacancy concept is as classic as it gets: a neighborhood watering hole where people can come to enjoy each other’s company over delicious drinks. “A lot of what we’re doing is bringing it back to the basics,” says Moon in a statement, pointing out that community, authentic hospitality and a no-nonsense attitude are what the No Vacancy experience will be all about.Read More
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With a series of mezzanines and semi-private rooms, event space rental is simple and your party is totally customizable . Host late night bachelorette parties, cocktail receptions, corporate events, unique themed parties and more, Joy District’s unique offerings distinguishes itself from the litany of event spaces for rent and party venues in Chicago.With the ability to entertain anywhere from 20 to 200 or more guests, Joy District is among the few party venues in Chicago with the ability to create a truly custom experience.Read More
Meticulously researched, planned and executed by the team led by Chef Sahil Sethi, and mentored by none other than Chef Sujan Sarkar, SIFR is a refreshingly different story of Middle Eastern cuisine seen through a whole new lens of creativity. SIFR’s dishes are mostly cooked over a charcoal and wood-fired hearth, offering Mezze and larger plates, best shared family-style, as is common in Middle Eastern culture.Read More
Neighborhood guide to River North, Chicago
What is the best way to get around River North, Chicago?
The best way to get around River North is by utilizing the efficient public transportation systems available in Chicago. The neighborhood is well-served by various subway lines, including the Brown and Purple Lines, which have stations conveniently located within walking distance of many attractions. Additionally, several bus routes pass through River North, providing easy access to neighboring areas and landmarks. Corporate event planners can take advantage of the numerous transportation options to ensure smooth and convenient travel for their attendees. Remember to check the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) website or use their mobile app for up-to-date schedules and route information.
What are the top venues to host an event in River North?
If you are looking to host a corporate event in River North, there are several top places that can provide the perfect setting. One option is the Green Door Tavern, a historic venue with a rustic, vintage charm that can accommodate both small and large corporate gatherings. Another great choice is The Gallery at Millenium Park, a modern and stylish event space with floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views. For a more upscale setting, you can consider Prime & Provisions, a sophisticated steakhouse with multiple private dining rooms that can cater to your corporate event needs. Alternatively, The Godfrey Hotel offers a contemporary and chic setting, complete with rooftop options for outdoor events. Lastly, the IO Godfrey Rooftop Lounge provides a trendy and vibrant atmosphere, perfect for networking events or socializing.
What is the vibe of River North?
River North has a trendy and upscale vibe. It is filled with art galleries, luxurious hotels, and stylish restaurants. The neighborhood boasts a vibrant nightlife scene, including popular bars and clubs. River North is also known for its modern architecture, with sleek high-rise buildings lining the streets. The neighborhood offers a variety of venues suitable for hosting corporate events, such as sophisticated event spaces and upscale restaurants that can accommodate large groups. Its central location within the city provides easy accessibility for attendees coming from different areas. The energetic atmosphere and abundance of amenities make River North a prime choice for hosting a corporate event.
What are fun things to do in River North?
River North offers a plethora of exciting attractions and activities for visitors. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene by visiting renowned galleries, including the Richard Gray Gallery and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Appreciate magnificent works of art at the Chicago Riverwalk's outdoor sculpture gallery. For a unique experience, explore the Chicago Design Museum, showcasing innovative design and architecture. Unwind and enjoy breathtaking views of the city skyline from the rooftop bars, such as the ROOF on theWit and the IO Godfrey. Finally, indulge in a delectable dining experience at acclaimed restaurants, like The Purple Pig and RPM Italian.
What is the history of River North?
River North is a thriving neighborhood located just north of downtown. It was once an industrial area filled with warehouses and factories in the late 19th century. However, in the mid-20th century, artists and creatives began to find affordable loft spaces in River North, leading to its transformation into a vibrant artistic community. Today, River North is renowned for its numerous art galleries, trendy restaurants, and bustling nightlife. It also boasts a rich architectural heritage, with many historic buildings and warehouses that have been repurposed into luxury lofts and offices.
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